Bayern Munich appoint new goalkeeping coach after Neuer argument around Tapalovic sacking


Michael Rechner has replaced Toni Tapalovic, the Bayern Munich goalkeeping coach who was a close ally of Manuel Neuer.

Bayern Munich have appointed Michael Rechner as their new goalkeeping coach following the controversial dismissal of Toni Tapalovic.

The Bundesliga champions sacked Tapalovic, who is said to have endured a difficult relationship with head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

But Tepalovic was close to club captain Manuel Neuer, with whom he worked for more than a decade.

Neuer, who is out injured for the rest of the season, was angered by his departure and expressed his frustration in an interview with The Athletic, drawing criticism from several senior Bayern officials.

The club have now identified Reckner as the man who will initially come in to work alongside Yann Sommer, who was signed after Neuer’s injury.

Rechner has been Hoffenheim’s first-team goalkeeping coach since 2015, working with Oliver Baumann.

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